Wolfmother

“Where Eagles Have Been.”  Good stuff.

A little something about the Marshall Tucker Band

I heard “Heard It in a Love Song” last night and I realized I knew absolutely nothing about the band. First, there was no Marshall Tucker in the band.  Apparently Mr. Tucker was a piano tuner down there in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where the band was from, and his name came up by happenstance as […]

Ides of March and the dying Boomers

Here’s a video of one of the best songs of the brassy late ’60s/early ’70s pop.  Sad they were a one-hit wonder.  I assume this is some kind of reunion gig, but what stands out the most is how pathetic the fans are.  Ugh — I know I’m not as revved up as I once […]

Jon Lord, RIP

During my unplanned hiatus, we lost one of the giants of rock, keyboardist Jon Lord of Deep Purple.  There will never be his like again.

Yes indeed

I just watched this 1973 video of Yes performing the iconic “Close To the Edge” live: Now I’m listening yet again to their latest album Fly From Here.  And I can’t fathom someone like Steve Howe having the talent he displayed in that video nearly 40 years ago, and retaining that same level of talent on […]

Moving Pictures at 30

My bro Steve sent along this excellent article about Rush’s masterpiece, Moving Pictures, which came out a gray-hair-popping thirty years ago. I’ve listened to the album a couple times in tribute, and yes, it’s just one of the very best ever made. I’d never heard of “A Nice Morning Drive” by Richard S. Foster.  It’s […]

I like this “new” song

I heard this for the first time ever the other day and recognized the voice. A little searching on YouTube turned it up: “Breathe Your Name” by Sixpence None the Richer. I’ve liked (really, really liked) Leigh Nash since “Kiss Me” hit the charts. This one’s even better. I’m amazed at how effortlessly Leigh can […]

Liking the new Yes album

So, Yes has their first studio album in 124 years or so, Fly From Here. I like it.  I like it a lot.  I like it so much I’m listening to it repeatedly, just like I did with the original Wolfmother album. My brother Steve said it best:  the new album has a great combination […]

Saturday night Queen

I was listening to my whole Queen collection on the iPod in the truck last week.  This one really caught my ear — a nice pretty little song written by bassist John Deacon: And I’ve always liked this one, despite its being chock-full of mixed (no, not metaphors, but) similes: As an aside, I’m probably […]

Sunday Disturbed